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Have Liverpool found their new Gerrard?

Liverpool's new acquisitions over the summer transfer window have led to an unbeaten start in all competitions. However, none other than Dominik Szoboszlai has been the shining light of their recent recruits.


The Hungarian already has 3 goals in all competitions and has earned himself Liverpool's Player of the Month award for August. The best of the bunch coming against Leicester in the Carabao Cup, when Szoboszlai scored a screamer and added one of Liverpool's three goals against the Foxes on the night.

Liverpool's number eight has added some much-needed flair to the Reds' midfield by introducing that attacking spark that has been missing since the days of Phillipe Coutinho. The 22-year-old has an incredible 5.37 shot creating actions per 90, putting him in the 99th percentile compared to similar players in his position.


Every time he gets on the ball he looks to create for Liverpool's rampant attack and the £60 million spent on the Hungarian is paying dividends for Jurgen Klopp's team.

As Klopp's men prepare to take on an in-form Tottenham side, Liverpool will once again look to the former RB Leipzig midfielder for that creativity and engine that has already been so impressive thus far. The 22-year-old will have to be on top of his game as Tottenham's Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr will be looking to spoil the party and stop the catalyst that is Dominik Szoboszlai.


Despite Spurs' best attempts, it is looking nye on impossible to stop the Hungarian when he gets going. Especially considering he has 1.67 successful take-ons per 90 and 2.63 progressive carries. His dynamo-like approach has looked effortless at times and he is proving to be the jewel in the crown of this Liverpool team this season.

Jurgen Klopp has since heaped praise upon the Hungarian by saying " He's a top bloke, really, top guy. Easiest step into the team dressing room-wise. A very naturally confident boy, that helps. But [he is also] a proper hard worker, that's what you see." Klopp appears to have found his man and will be relying on him again this weekend to derail a flying Spurs team.

The Hungarian has fitted in like a glove at Liverpool despite the animosity surrounding taking the number eight shirt, famously worn by Liverpool legend: Steven Gerrard. The 22-year-old has some shoes to fill, but early signs indicate that he has all the talent to be a Liverpool great, early in his Reds' career.


Despite the Hungarian's form, Liverpool have conceded first in 6 of their 8 games in all competitions. A bad omen that Klopp will be looking to dispose of in this Liverpool team. Szoboszlai referred to this after the Leicester game and said, "To be honest since I came we start always the same way, but every time and each game we show a good reaction."



If Liverpool are to overcome Spurs this weekend, they must give themselves the best start, despite their comeback ability that has been displayed this season. However, if the Hungarian can continue his upward trajectory the sky is the limit for him.


The 22-year-old has even proven his defensive abilities with 1.81 blocks and 5.71 ball recoveries per 90. The dynamic midfielder is showing shades of Gerrard so far this season, slowly becoming one of the best in the league in his position.


He has a lot more to do and would be proud to have half of the career Steven Gerrard had, but it is looking increasingly more likely that the Hungarian can become a Liverpool legend.

















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